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What's it like to have a stem cell transplant?

Patients & families share their experience before, during & after transplant

A selection of stories are below. For many more patient stories:

Isolation

Stem cell transplant recipients talk about their time in hospital isolation directly after transplant, and offer their tips on how to cope.

Fatigue & exercise

In this video, stem cell transplant recipients offer tips and support on managing fatigue and getting back into exercise.

GvHD

Stem cell transplant recipients share their stories about managing Graft versus Host Disease (GvHD).

  • Read more about GvHD and how to deal with it.

Diet

In this video, stem cell transplant recipients talk about the impact of transplant on their diet, changes in tastes and tips on keeping up your appetite.

Emotional wellbeing

Stem cell transplant recipients discuss the impact of transplant on their mental health and emotional wellbeing.

  • Find out more about taking care of your mental health after your transplant.

Work & finance

In this video transplant recipients talk about the impact of transplant on their work and finances, how they coped and what helped them.

Information published: 04/01/19
Next review due: 04/01/22

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